§ 43-26-51. Mandatory reporting requirement for violations of grounds for discipline; no reporting requirement for knowledge obtained via privileged communications.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES

Chapter 26. NURSES

Article 3. REPORTING OF NURSING VIOLATIONS

Current through 2019-2020 Chapters 1-469, 473, 476-478, 481-485, 487, 489, 493, 494, 500, 502, 509, 515, 521, 523-526, 533, 536-541, 544, 545, 550, 551, 553, 557, 562, 568, 570, 571, 590, 595-597, 599, 600, 602-606

§ 43-26-51. Mandatory reporting requirement for violations of grounds for discipline; no reporting requirement for knowledge obtained via privileged communications

A nurse shall report names of subject individuals to the board if the nurse has reasonable cause to believe that any other nurse has violated any of the grounds for discipline provided for in Code Section 43-26-53. A nurse need not duplicate a report if he or she has reasonable cause to believe that such report has been made to the board. A licensed health care professional shall not be required to report a nurse to the board under this Code section as a result of professional knowledge obtained in the course of the health care professional-patient relationship when the nurse is the patient.


Cite as OCGA § 43-26-51

History. Amended by 2014 Ga. Laws 669, §43, effective the later ofJuly 1, 2014, or when funds are specifically appropriated for purposes of Ga. L. 2013, p. 830, §4, in an Appropriations Act making specific reference to such Act.

Added by 2013 Ga. Laws 266, §4, eff. 7/1/2013.

Amended by 2009 Ga. Laws 102, §1-45, eff. 7/1/2009.

Added by 2006 Ga. Laws 463, §1, eff. 7/1/2006.